Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-30-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 13
Default Carrying and using extra propane

Has anyone used a trailer hitch cargo carrier to take along extra propane? I'm looking at a 29 gallon/100lbs horizontal RV tank to ride in a 500lbs capacity receiver hitch cargo carrier. I then wonder how difficult it would be to then hook up this tank to use in a Class B Pleasureway Plateau RV propane system, either to charge the internal 12 gallon propane tank, or to supply auxillary fuel to the existing system.

Any other ideas for increasing propane capacity for extended stays without services?
__________________

jackfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 13
Default Re: Carrying and using extra propane

I found my old inquiry about using a separate propane tank and the response regarding the Extend-A-Stay Propane Kit. So I'm still interested in the propriety of carrying a propane tank in a hitch cargo carrier at the rear of a Class B.
__________________

jackfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
Platinum Member
 
markopolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 7,814
Default Re: Carrying and using extra propane

I saw this photo:
http://www.clubtouareg.com/forums/attac ... 1313791801
(it is only temporary for filling )
----------------------------------------------
Maybe something like this:
http://www.tiregate.com/hg_series_0.shtml
with the spare tire in front for a little bit of protection - scroll down to see the optional Utility /Gas Can Rack
__________________
Two bikes on sliding cargo box: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/m...icture206.html & 1997 GMC Savana 6.5L Turbo Diesel Custom Camper Van Specifications: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/f...vana-5864.html
markopolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 23
Default Re: Carrying and using extra propane

How long is your extended stay, a year?.........100lbs seems like a heck of a lot of extra propane to want to carry around. Just me, but I would think a smaller (20lb) tank would be more than sufficient in a pinch.
That said, carrying any extra tank, inside or outside is a risk. My old 77 Dodge had a 20 lb tank mounted on an extended bumper. I didnt like that idea, so I got rid of it. Not sure how legal that was either.
poncho62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012, 11:52 PM   #5
Platinum Member
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sarnialabad, The Newly Elected People's Republic of Canuckistan
Posts: 3,215
Default Re: Carrying and using extra propane

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackfish
I found my old inquiry about using a separate propane tank and the response regarding the Extend-A-Stay Propane Kit. So I'm still interested in the propriety of carrying a propane tank in a hitch cargo carrier at the rear of a Class B.
I can't seem to find the threads on this forum where we've discussed the pros and cons, and legalities
of carrying extra propane, but it does depend largely on where you happen to be. There are several
tunnels and bridges in the eastern and northeastern US that do not allow access to vehicles carrying
extra LPG tanks internally or externally to pass, if they become aware of them. The laws are not
consistent from place to place, and there are several discussions on here that reference carrying
extra propane, age of the tanks, and some other dos and don'ts. It's also been discussed on just
about every other RV discussion forum site on the web, so searching those might help, too.
If I find any, I'll add links.

Here's a few to start......
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=194&p=269&hilit=propane+asme# p269
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1386&p=5582&hilit=propane+tunn el#p5582
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1790&p=8461&hilit=propane+asme #p8461
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1044&hilit=propane+asme
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1223&hilit=propane+asme
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1828&p=8637&hilit=propane+safe ty#p8637
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=620&hilit=propane+safety
__________________
It's not a sprint(er) (unless you make it one), it's (hopefully) a marathon.
RV - 2018 Navion 24V + 2016 Wrangler JKU
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 01:08 AM   #6
New Member
 
benfrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 10
Default Re: Carrying and using extra propane

How long does your propane last? I just got the Falcon and looked at the propane tank. It appears to be 8.3 lbs. I am wondering what kind of use I will get. It has furnace, water heater, fridge and the stove, which may be used for coffee making but not much else. Thoughts?
benfrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 02:02 AM   #7
Platinum Member
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sarnialabad, The Newly Elected People's Republic of Canuckistan
Posts: 3,215
Default Re: Carrying and using extra propane

my 2002 has a 45lb. tank. we don't use the water heater or cooktop much at all, but do use the
furnace sometimes set to trigger at around 50F during the night when in the mountains, and
have started using the fridge on propane on occasion. i filled it in 2008 when we bought it, and
have topped it up twice before Fall trips, in case we need the furnace. maybe my total propane
costs over 4 years has been around $50? i think a 20 lb. BBQ tank would have been enough.
markopolo and some others have used their propane systems more extensively, and may be
able to comment.
__________________

__________________
It's not a sprint(er) (unless you make it one), it's (hopefully) a marathon.
RV - 2018 Navion 24V + 2016 Wrangler JKU
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.